Charity Events 2022/2023
Throughout the school year St. Thomas’ pupils, staff and parents will be taking part in a variety of different charity events and fundraising activities. We would like to thank everyone for their continued efforts and say a very big well done! Please have a look at the charities we have supported so far and what we have done to raise awareness. Please click on the charities logo if you wish to find out more about the charity.
MacMillan – World’s Biggest Coffee Morning - Friday 23rd September 2022
MacMillan Cancer Support are a charity that help and support people affected by cancer; from diagnosis, throughout treatment and beyond. They aim to reach and improve the lives of everyone living with cancer; they do this by helping give people the energy, strength and inspiration to take back control, live life to the full and feel more like themselves again as ‘life with cancer is still life’. Unfortunately with the recent global pandemic this has been made ever so more difficult. Delayed diagnosis' and a backlog in treatment and care are having devastating effects and consequences. Making this year's Macmillan Coffee morning more important than ever.
This year to help raise money and awareness for MacMillan Cancer Support we held coffee morning and invited our parents and carers along to join us for a cup of tea and slice of cake, staff and pupils came to school wearing something green, from jumpers to socks and bows in our hair and we held a cake sale after school.
Thank you to everyone who very kindly donated cakes, bought cakes and came to school wearing something green!
In total we raised a fantastic £99.01 for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Harvest Festival - Friday 21st October 2022
At the end of the Autumn 1st half term, children, staff and parents/carers joined together in church for a special service to celebrate Harvest Festival and give thanks.
We would like to say a huge thank you to those who showed their amazing support, generosity and donated items to the harvest collection; this has now been delivered to Stockport Food Bank and has been very gratefully received.
Poppy Appeal - Friday 11th November 2022
The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal helps to provide modern veterans, service men, women and their families with crucial advice and support. The poppy is worn as a symbol of remembrance for those who have fallen but it is also a symbol for the future of the living.
In the lead up to remembrance Day St. Thomas’ staff and children had the opportunity to buy a poppy and items from the Poppy Day goodie box to show their support for this charity and the fantastic work they do supporting those who have fought to keep our country free and safe, and the families of those men and women who gave their lives and did not return. Thank you to all those who donated to this worthy cause.
A HUGE well done to all the children.
You have made me so proud this morning when showing your respect during the 2 minute silence at the Stockport War Memorial.
I have received a number of lovely comments from different members of the public about how well mannered and behaved the children were.
It was also nice for the children to meet the Mayor and other members of staff, plus the children had the chance to ask questions to the different armed forces.
Well Done St Thomas'
In total we have raised an amazing £..... for the Poppy Appeal.
BBC Children in Need - Friday 18th November 2022
BBC Children in Need is a charity that aims to help every child in the UK have a childhood that is safe, happy and secure and one which allows them the chance to reach their full potential. Children in Need provides grants to projects across the UK which work with children and young people who are disadvantaged; this may be through poverty and deprivation, children who have been victims of neglect or abuse or due to disability. Children in Need currently supports 2500 projects; some of the local projects that have received funding from Children in Need include Stockport Young Carers, Home-Start, Together Trust, Arts for Recovery in the Community and the Charnwood Trust plus many more.